National Volunteer Week: April 15 to 22, 2012
Passion. Action. Impact. Canuck Place Children's Hospice volunteers embody all three of these tremendous qualitites. Their “actions” provide positive contributions every day, and this dedication, hard work and commitment is the backbone of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
National Volunteer Week is special time set aside in April each year to honour and recognize Canadians who donate time and energy to their community. Volunteers strengthen our community here at the Hospice, and the reality is that we could not do this work without volunteers. Our volunteers serve on boards and committees, provide companionship to the children and families, beautify our gardens and building, welcome visitors at reception, prepare comfort food, assist in fundraising and special events, drive our bus ”Betsy” on outings, assist the Finance Staff, and other tasks too many to mention.
Volunteers do the work that they do because they believe in the cause. They, quite simply, aspire to make life better for others, and in our case, for the children and families of Canuck Place.
On behalf of all of us at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice - THANK YOU for your energy, generosity of time and spirit, and ultimately your compassion for BC's children living with life threatening illness and their families.
Manager, Volunteer and Suppot Services
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
For more information on National Volunteer Week, visit Volunteer Canada online.
While every one of our volunteers here at Canuck Place has a special story to tell, it would be impossible to profile all 350+ of you during National Volunteer Week! We'll be posting one story per day during the week of April 15 to 22, showcasing the fantastic work that you do here at the hospice with our kids, families and staff.
Stay tuned for some wonderful snapshots of only a few of our fantastic volunteers!
Sunday, April 15
Joyce Burrett – Garden Crew
Monday, April 16
Joan Ng – Peer Volunteer
Tuesday, April 17
Barbara Sutherland – Reception Volunteer
Wednesday, April 18
Elaine Baldwin – Kitchen Volunteer
Thursday, April 19
Margot Dean – Family Volunteer
Friday, April 20
Chris Hui - Driver
Saturday, April 21
Rachel Skocylas - Housekeeping Volunteer
Would you like to get involved at
Canuck Place Children's Hospice?
Whether you have a green thumb or a talent for baking, Canuck Place loves to meet people who want to give their time to our children and families living with life-threatening illnesses.
Find out more by visiting our Volunteer Page!
- Search for other volunteer opportunities...
- National resource for Canadian volunteers...
- Link to Vantage Point's website... (formerly known as Volunteer Vancouver)
- Read about volunteers Rick & Brad
- Canuck Place Volunteers’ stories included in latest publication
- Man's Best Friend
- Nita shares her experience of volunteering at Canuck Place.